PINE BLUFF -- "It looks to me like the faith is alive and well here," Bishop Robert C. Morlino told the people of St. Mary Parish in Pine Bluff.
He visited the parish on Sunday, June 27, for the celebration of its 150th anniversary. "I want to congratulate you from the bottom of my heart on 150 years, symbolized by this beautiful church. You and your forefathers are the living stones," said Bishop Morlino.
Making people free
In his homily, the bishop said 150 years of faith means "150 years of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit at work in this lovely community of Pine Bluff making people free."
The bishop explained that freedom in our culture is "reduced to something pretty trivial." He cited a television commercial for a Humvee vehicle, which has a voice saying, "We'll make you free."
But Bishop Morlino said real freedom is not the freedom to do anything we want. It's not the freedom to "do wrong and violate the right order of things." Full story ...
St. Joseph, Baraboo:
Today the world is wont to highlight for the Church the shortage of priests and a crisis of vocations.
We can turn at most any time to Dateline, 60 Minutes, the BBC, The New York Times, Newsweek, etc., and see any number of talking heads, both within the Church and without, either speaking with various levels of hyperbole or spewing outright nonsense regarding what the Church ought to do.
It is a veritable storm that has always surrounded the Church of God. Thus we find a great lesson in the story of Peter walking on water (Matt. 14:28-33). Full story ...
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